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oil. that's where i want to get. i spent several years as chairman of the environment and public works committee and several years as the ranking member. all during that time people keep saying the one thing we all agree on is we need to be off of foreign oil. we need not to be dependent upon the middle east. and yet right now we know and no one is going to refute this fact, no one today, or in the future, that when we had the usgs report and the other reports saying that we now are in a different position than we've been before. we are not only -- we do not have only 2% as some people are saying, of the reserves in fossil fuels. i'm talking about coal, oil and gas. we are number one in the world now. we didn't used to be. two years ago we couldn't have said that. right now we are. we have the -- the opportunity and we can look at the opportunity in terms of our -- of our reserves that are usable of being totally self-sufficient. this is the thing so disturbing when people talk about they don't want to be dependent on the middle east therefore we have to spend billions of dollars of de
environment, once google has seen that new rocketship, i see no reason why google should be any different. especially since google owns android. they need to figure out how to monetize it better. something the company is doing by releasing its own line of smartphones and tablets. google is sold out until after christmas. of the growth stocks, i got to admit i like google less than i did before the bad quarter if you're trying to figure out which of these stocks worries me the most, it's google, it's become a show-me situation. how about visa and master cad? both up decently since i recommended them in october. these are both plays in the worldwide switch from paper currency to plastic. visa and mastercard both reported strong quarters in october, they have healthy balance sheets. mastercard is winning new business all over the place. and visa announced a $1 billion buyback. even though visa has a new ceo, i'm a big fan of both stocks. i think they're both candidates to offer special dividends as the year unwinds. they've got the cash for certain. then there's the sherwin williams. the sto
in this environment inevitable? >> let me just say our prayers are with president bush and i hope he has a speedy recovery. we have had cut after cut after cut in education in the last four years. in this recessionary environment most of the dollars in education are local and state dollars and we have seen 300,000 teacher layoffs, we have seen class sizes spiraling up and this is for the kids who need it most. what the federal dollars in education go for i really targeted programs like early childhood education, when we know that is important, 100,000 kids who get it now wouldn't get it. title i funds go for helping kids to learn how to read in urban areas, something that is absolutely essential. right now because of all the cuts we have had if you had mid year cuts in education like this, we see a lot of kids being hurt. connell: everybody says we need a strong military to be the united states of america but times have changed, there's more technology, the types of wars we have i have changed but me we could have a strong military few spend money in a smart way. in a similar case a lot of credit
in an environment that meets the security requirements. but the key phrase from the senator, if the political will exists. republican senator john mccain for one says moving the detainees to the united states is not such a good idea. >>> i have great ob jeks to it. i think it would be basically insertion of authority that is clearly not with violation of the existing laws. >>> while senator fine stein talked about cost savings involving kwguantanamo. what do you do with the detainees? the president ordered the closure of gaun tan me b-- guantanamo bay almost four years ago. >>> let's head over to janice dean. she is here with the first degree weather update. >> it is cool out there but we have the coldest spot of the map 20 in maine, 23 in minneapolis. warmest spot los angeles. we are expecting a warm-up across the plains. our alaska forecast ann bailey said we need more alaska. love for alaska. current temperatures minus 28 in fairbanks. it's chilly. satellite radar imagery across the west. we could see 6-10 even 12 inches of rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour especially
needs to be return odd to a safe environment in her group home. there is no new information and needs to be returned. brian flores ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> oakland police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot inside his car. officer found the victim just after 8:00 last night. they went there after hearing gunshots in the area and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene and so far no arrests have been made. >>> well the second storm is headed for the bay area right now and this will be stronger than that first one. and along the great highway, they are talking about flooding they are worried about out there, alex? >> reporter: along the great highway, we are near the ocean beach area and that's that first round of rain which did create some street flooding and when you look, the roadway is drying out this morning. a much different scene yesterday though when the national park service was forced to close down the road because there was too much water that was pooling in this area. a man drove through the intersection and his car stalled out part way throu
? flash flood watch is a click above. that means that the urban environments will flood and creeks rise and create issues. creeks. flash flood watch. this is in the morning commute. rainfall forecast, through 5:00 thursday. and here is what happens friday, 6:00 a.m. over 2.5 inches in the north bay. san francisco inch. this is the morning commute. through the bay, watch what happens, doubling the numbers. 2 inches in oakland. 2-inches in redwood city. what does it mean? the morning commute will be really, really wet, really, really windy and really, really slow. that is the headline. when i come back, we have another system. equally as strong as this system that gets here on the weekend. we will time that out and we have breaks in there too. they will be important. i will see you back here. >>> we have more storm watch coverage now. people are bracing for the storm. ktvu's ken pritchett is live, that is where sand bags are a hot commodity. >> reporter: right now we are that canal, you hear the water flowing. it is a flood control canal. huge canal. the we found residents getting ready f
when classes full. learning in an environment that is transform the experience of mastering human anatomy. >> yes. it's absolutely fun. i think really a lot of what our learning is the first 2 years is out of text book and kind of theoretical and really getting to see things firsthand and touch things and to witness it. it's a gift and really fun experience. >>reporter: lab provides video to operating room allowing students to follow along with experience surgeon who are operating on the same part of the body. >> did he vase originally used to kill bacteria like salmonella is now tested to keep bread mold free for two months. roughly 1 in 3 loaves of bread thrown away. texaco called micro zap says micro wave technology can kill the spores that lead to mold and can do it in 10 seconds. micro zap says this technology could end food waste. talking with a couple of manufacturers about this right now. >>> duchess of cambridge back to school. why she ended up playing hockey in heels. >> no ordinary day at the races in pennsylvania. coming up. hear how the announcer took it hear
and safety to the environment to taxation. in alec task forces, elected state officials and corporate representatives close the doors to press and public, and together approve the bills that will be sent out to america. but americans have no idea they come from alec, unless someone like a mark pocan exposes it. >> when i went down to new orleans, to the alec convention last august, i remember going to a workshop and hearing a little bit about a bill they did in florida and some other states. and there was a proposal to provide special-needs scholarships. and lo and behold all of a sudden i come back to wisconsin, and what gets introduced? get ready. i know you're going to have a shocked look on your face. a bill to do just that. >> 26 alec members in the wisconsin legislature sponsored that special-needs bill, but the real sponsor was alec. pocan knew because the bill bore a striking resemblance to alec's model. have a look. but pocan isn't only concerned that alec sneaks bills into the state legislature. the intent behind the bills troubles him too. >> some of their legislation sound
to look over the long haul, over the long-term, whether you have an environment that's right for business. i think in arizona we are trying to get things right so over the long haul we can build a more diverse sustainable economy. i think we are headed in the right direction. stuart: i'm not being flip here, what kind of tax break dos you offer them -- tax breaks do you offer them, just give me an idea. >> if you bring manufacturing to our state, you are going to get a tax credit. if you bring research and development, you will get a tax credit. if you engage in sustainability, green jobs, you will get a tax credit. look, we saw the landscape around the country, and we wanted to make sure we were as competitive as possible. and a lot of it is not going to be companies moving from california, but as this economy improves, a lot of companies are going to be expanding. and we want them to look to our city, our state as they make those important expansion decisions, particularly again for those jobs. stuart: do you actually go to california yourself and try to prize them loose? >> i have been
to be able to be done, especially in this environment, to be honest. >> suarez: representative, you just heard the senator lay out why time is of the essence. is time also of the essence in a political sense? do you have to do this in calendar 13 before the congress gets caught up in the midterms for 2014? >> look, tomorrow, the next session, the next month, the next term, those aren't words. it's now. the latino community spoke clearly and eloquently and forcefully and in a unified fashion across this nation. and i say to my colleagues in the republican party it is time that we listen to the electorate. and they spoke very clearly. look, a couple of things just very quickly: everyday we deport a thousand people. that's 30,000 a month. let me just make it clear: tens of thousands of people are going to be deported this year who have american citizen children. they can't wait for piecemeal. we have a stem industry that needs workers today. think about all this talk about uncertainty and uncertainty and how that has an impact, a negative impact on our economy. let's take the uncertainty aw
to see opportunity in today's challenging environment. unless you have the right perspective. bny mellon wealth management has the vision and experience to look beyond the obvious. we'll uncover opportunities, find hidden risk, and make success a reality. bny mellon wealth management >> greta: new fireworks in a hollywood custody fight turned custody brawl. actress halle berry's battle with her ex over their 4-year-old heating up and turning violent. berry's ex-boyfriend and her fiance getting into a brutal, ugly fistfight on thanksgiving day. the pictures prove just how brutal it got. now berry's ex could face criminal charges. ken baker is live in l.a. with the latest. ken, what in the world happened on thanksgiving day? >> well, we're used to ugly custody battles in hollywood. it happens all the time. but this really did take a violent turn. it was on thanksgiving morning when halle berry's ex, her ex-boyfriend, gabriel aubrey, the father of their 4-year-old daughter nayla, had to return their daughter back to halle berry in the wh hollywood hillsr the holiday. when he was doing the h
that footage every day. >> not in staten island. >> not exactly their natural environment. thank you. >> you cause a distraction, i'm going to make a break for it. hey, my little pony. >> how you doing? >> i'm doing pretty good. >> have you thawed out from last night? >> yeah, and your voice sounds good. >> talk about thawing out, they're going to be pretty warm in the plain states. we've got a big ridge building in the midsection of the country. so about two-thirds of the country going to be much above normal. look at these temperatures, amarillo 76 degrees, 22 degrees above normal, little rock at 65, kansas city, 62. that's 16 above normal. we're looking at lake effect snow showers around upstate new york, again that heavy rain in the pacific northwest, some fog working its way through the southeast. we'll get your local forecast right after these messages. >>> that's your latest weather. >>> good thursday morning touchlt well, you made it through the first round of rain. our next window for heavy rain opens up at 5:00 p.m. tonight through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow so count on a very rough drive
allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. >>> a lawsuit brought against dominique strauss-kahn will not go to a trial. they have reached a settlement agreement. she accused strauss-kahn of assaulting her in his hotel room. he was once a he had looking candidate for the french candidacy resigned in disgrace after being indicted on charges, including attempted rape. the case fell apart weeks later. >>> victims of superstorm sandy may soon need to face the possibility of living on boats. fema says it's researching the idea of quickly creating low cost housing on the water. officials say the vessels would ideally sleep two to six adults. >>> a new study released today find
groups, such as the global climate coalition, information council for the environment, heartland institute, annapolis center, and cooler heads coalition are created or enlisted to propagate this message of doubt. deniers question the motives and engage in harassment of the real credentialed climate scientists. well, for the record, there has been scientific debate regarding climate change. ideas have been tested, theories have been ventured, and the evidence keeps coming back to the same conclusion: increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from human-related sources is strengthening the greenhouse effect, adding to recent warming, and acidifying the oceans. actually, the evidence coming in tends to confirm the worst and most dangerous projections. mr. president, may i interrupt my remarks and ask unanimous consent that morning business be extended until 2:00 p.m. with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. whitehousemr. whitehouse: ak unanimous consent that that exchange be moved to the beginning or the end
is to commence direct negotiations and we need an environment conducive to that. we have urged both parties to refrain from actions that might in any way make a return to meaningful negotiations -- >> now, brooke, president abbas promised to return to negotiations after the vote. but with israel so opposed to the move it doesn't seem likely. prime minister benjamin netanyahu slammed the resolution calling it one-sided saying it doesn't take into account israel's security interests and it pushes the peace process back. israel is threatening to withhold a hundred million dollars a month in tax revenues from the palestinians, further restrict movement of plib officials and there is about 500 million in u.s. economic and security aid at stake. congress withheld aid last year when they joined unesco. that's gone through. this could certainly trigger a cut from aid in washington leaving the palestinians in dire straits. maybe lead to the collapse of the palestinian authority and renewed violence in the region. this strengthen it is happened of hamas who was riding high after the gaza cease-fire l
, fish move through the water and say those are natural ways to move through an environment and they don't stand out. that's really what you're seeing sort of the next level of these drones. >> almost clandestine drones. almost like men in black really. i watched a real life men in black with you, chris, it feels like. always a pleasure. >> yeah. >>> and we have a short break. see you right after. >>> new york city police officers often see homeless people. but one officer could not get the image of a shoeless man on a very bitter cold night out of his mind. so he decided to do something. here is mary snow. >> reporter: had it not been for a tourist from arizona who snapped this photo with her cell phone, officer lawrence deprimo's act of kindness, giving boots to a homeless man, may have gone unnoticed. tourist jennifer foster e-mailed the photo to the nypd, who posted it to their facebook page. tens of thousands of comments followed like this one. in time when our hearts are in despair and we are bombarded with bad news it is the human spirit and acts of kindness who really define who
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of the vietnam war, it was the inaccessibility of my environment that made me feel the least welcome. i returned to a country not ready to receive me as a man who now used a wheelchair. that was the reality of an honors soldier would overcome -- the reality had to overcome until the united states improved laws to protect disabled. it is still a reality in many places overseas, places for a better at disabled citizens will likely travel in the future either for business or pleasure. we must ratify this treaty because protect the disabled and the united states of america and the right thing to do throughout the world. let me just again think senator kerry and senator lugar for their hard work on this treaty and we look forward to our colleagues voting for it in just a short hour from now. yield the floor. >> mr. president, how much time the reigns? >> 27 minutes remaining. >> and how much time -- >> about the same. >> mr. president camille for minutes, three minutes to the senator from delaware. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you word of foreign relations committee in your real leadership on t
insomnia, it can affect your sleep. one other thing people don't think about is their sleep environment. what in your bedroom could possibly make it so you can't fall asleep? i've helped more people by telling them to get a new mattress and a new pillow than -- >> what about a new sleep mate? >> i'll tell you something -- the data would show if you sleep next to a snoring bed partner, you lose an hour of sleep a night. >>> a 17-year-old trying to help people who do not have enough time to read. we'll ask him about his app t,,, >>> when nick was 15 years old he came up with an idea to help people read the news on smartphones. now he's 17 and he's just come out with a totally revamped version of his widely popular app. i'm pleased to have him here with us this morning. 17? >> ah-ha. >> don't you have something better to do? >> well, we're trying to make news fun and really accessible in the mobile sites. i've been working on this over the past 12 months. >> when did you get into this business? >> i started programming when i was 12. the app was nuclear programsed in 2008 and i launched an
throughout that whole period. women have performed extremely well in all of those environments, so i think even within our own country there's plenty of evidence suggesting that women are very capable of handling these jobs. >> you know, the military's official policy towards service women goes back to 1994. that's when this rule was put in place. why do you think it hasn't been looked at? what more needs to be done? >> well, you know, for a number of years there we weren't really actively at war so people weren't really looking at it and while we were at war people were concerned about fighting the fight and getting the job done, but personally i'm a little surprised that since we have been at war for ten years people haven't looked more closely at this and haven't looked at the reality of that's going on on the ground in iraq and afghanistan and how they have been making more steps to move us away. i think we're head there had now, better late than never, i suppose, and need to see this happen here soon. >> getting ready for the segment, contacted the department of defence to get their c
development. what do we do to keep improving the business environment so that the economy can accelerate. that's the most important thing. >> hat do you make of when you hear the speaker, john boehner over the weekend say we haven't made any progress at all. we're at a stalemate. does that worry you? >> well, i think it's clearly coming together on a joint solution and there's going to be a lot of gives and takes. but it will take everybody working together both on the revenue side and -- >> ceo of ford when you hear about the fiscal cliff and what it can do in terms of raising taxes on middle class families, even obviously wealthier individuals your concerned about sales? >> this is really an important question because, you know, clearly the actions that congress put in place to deal with the fiscal cliff is very important because if those actions actually took place then it clearly has a big impact on purchase decisions for all of us and clearly would slow down the economy. so we really do need to come together with a joint solution. >> alan mulally, jim farley, thank you. >> lincoln. >> yea
and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. jenna: new detailsee americaning in the murder-suicide involve kansas chief linebacker jovan belcher. they received a phone call as the tragedy unfolded. >> number one arrowhead drive. [inaudible. >> i believe our suspect is a chief's player so whoever goes over there, go with caution. we have a confirmed shooting i believe it's belcher. >> brad underwood reporting for fox kansas city as live at arrowhead stadium in kansas city, missouri with more. brad. >> reporter: good afternoon, jenna. we continue to learn more about the event that led up to the murder-suicide involving chief's linebacker jovan belcher and his girlfriend, his live in girlfriend. police say the shooting leading up to it there was an argument. friends and family saying that this relationship had a lot of tension, and friends and family of his girlfriend saying ever since the birth of their child it was an a very unhealthy relationship. they say belcher shot his girlfriend several times. after shooting her he drove to arrowhead stadium w
every year. you propose to raise taxes in that environment and you're not going to get growth. >> don't you understand you need to off set-- if you're serious about debt reduction, i think you are, don't you understand you need revenue and spending cuts. stuart: and how do you get revenues. >> how. >> please, go ahead, go ahead. stuart: it's easy you lower tax rates and keep incentive to work harder. >> we've tried that. stuart: and you can't-- what. >> george bush tried that. look at the deficit we had. stuart: well, wait a minute you cannot rewrite economic history. after george bush lowered tax rates the return to the treasury, the money coming into the treasury went way up and the deficit, by the way, in 2007 was 167 billion dollars. >> so. stuart: president obama has got, 167 billion a month just about. don't rewrite economic history, julie. >> i'm not rewriting economic history. stuart: you are. >> i'm not-- >> i'm telling you if you lower tax rates you'll get more revenue. >> that's how do you it. >> i think history showed whether it's ronald reagan or-- >> ronald reagan, georg
have people saying how the white house has had a change of tune. this is the type of environment we are in. as far as the big pitcher goes, the market is showing some resiliency considering we have had weeks after weeks of worries on the fiscal cliff, and yet we're still pulling off some up arrows. take a look at cold and macy's. both have come under some pressure. noting hurricane sandy, macy's same-store sales fell, also mentioned sandy as well. kohl's down 10%. lori: thank you, nicole. an upward revision appeared tonight, but our next guest expects growth to decline for the fourth quarter. deutsche bank security nominee with his outlook for next year, and if we get to it, some expectations on continued stimulus which we heard this week as well. this was the second print out of three on third-quarter gross domestic product. looks like a nice upward provision. about 2%, but if you look under the hood there are some serious problems and i will let you start there. >> a little bit of fine print. consumer spending was revised lower, business investment in equipment and software. for t
environment again and really if you look at the economy, we're probably going back to the '90 style economy where you had 3%, 3.5% was really good growth. 2% growth which we're experiencing right now is pretty good. full employment might be 5.5, 6% like the old days. and i think with that being said, we've got to to get a little bit closer to those numbers to really have the economy start to take off. and i don't think we're that far in there. >> any much those numbers we would take. i don't know whether we are or not. wishful thinking for cantor. certainly would help you guys. why didn't you like fighting irish? >> they were on tv every week when i was a child and i'd like to see alabama win. >> alabama won last year. >> that's okay. all right. thank you. see you later. >>> in fact in some of the squawk sports news this morning, dallas beating philadelphia in sunday night nfl game. 38-33. tony romo threw three touchdown passes to break troy aikman's career franchise record. and the jets beat the cardinals 7-6. new york scoring the lone touchdown after mark sanchez was benched with tim tebo
and the environment. we're america's natural gas. >>> dolphins. playful, smart, friendly. why would anyone want to shoot and kill them? that's a question investigators are asking after at least six dolphins were tortured and killed along the northern gulf coast. ed lavandera reports on the search now for those responsible. >> reporter: to reach the crime scenes, you need to catch a ride and take a guide. this island we see off to the left is deer island where you found two of them? >> that's correct. >> reporter: a harrison county, mississippi, sheriff's helicopter and the lead biologist of the institute for marine mammal studies took us to the sight where the murdered dolphins have emerged along the mississippi gulf coast. how many dolphins turned up killed so far? >> about six or seven. we know that at least three or four of them were killed with bullets and that the other ones have been mutilated. some with their tails cut off, jaws cut off or a screwdriver in them. >> reporter: the doctor performed the necropcies. what does that tell you? >> i think it's a sick ritual of some sort. >> repor
editions. i have not yet heard these peepers complain of a press environment across the irish sea. of course, neither i nor anyone else any forms must be workable and proportionate. and if they are not, i will be the first to sound the alarm. in that event, we would then need to consider how to make progress. because the absolute worst outcome in all of this would be for nothing to happen at all. mr. speaker, we mustn't now delay. like many people, i am impatient for reform. luckily, nothing i have seen so far in this debate suggests to me that we will find a better solution than the one which has been proposed. nor do i draw any hope from the repeated failure of peer self-regulation that we have seen over the last years. we need to get on with this without delay. we owe it to the victims of these scandals who have already waited too long for us to do the right thing. i am determined that we should not make them wait anymore. i commend this to the house. >> thank you, mr. speaker. can i think the deputy prime minister for his excellent statement. as the deputy prime minister has s
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, it is not as bad as people make it to be. this is a post-environment so people are sort of piling on, i think, that these guys can make some headway. they have to really have messages that work. as i said before, you look at, if you look at hispanics and african-americans, typically these guys are much more friendly. so, if they start to really talk to them in tone and not just in words, but in action and deeds, folks want to be successful. republican party has stood for that for a long time. it's sort of they lost their way. what they have do, also, alex, is live in reality. this is not one thing they understand. the way they're handling the fiscal cliff and appointing the chairman. live in the reality. you don't have to change overnight, but you have to do things that sort of move the ball down the road and african-americans who want to be in a republican party, but the republican party has to meet them at least halfway. >> morris, i think you touch on something really important. it's not just the message and not just what you say to them, your actions do matter and it needs to be more incl
, it was the inaccessibility of my environment that made me feel the least welcome. i returned to a country not ready to receive me as a man who now used a wheelchair." that was the reality of an honored soldier who had overcome -- it was the reality that an honored soldier had to overcome until the united states improved its laws to protect the disabled, and it is still a reality in many places overseas, places where our veterans and other disabled citizens will likely travel in the future. either for business or pleasure. we must ratify this treaty because protecting the rights of the disabled is the right thing to do in the united states of america, and it's the right thing to do throughout the world. and let me just again thank senator kerry and senator lugar for their hard work on this treaty, and we look forward to our colleagues voting for it in just a short hour from now. i yield the floor. mr. kerry: mr. president, how much time remains? the presiding officer: we have 27 minutes remaining. mr. kerry: how much time on the opponents? the presiding officer: about the same. mr. kerry: mr. presid
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mexican food. we bring a whole level of energy to the environment and we bring things that the competition don't bring. and we are -- we are providing a dining opportunity for families that they can't get anywhere else. >> one question. do you -- you get pressure on your menu in terms of this -- american diet fad that's going on? have you changed your menu over time to be -- somewhat responsive to that need? >> we are doing that kind of behind-the-scenes. tony la russaed sodium across our menu last year by 50%. it is not something we advertise. we have. we have calories on our men use in new york. and so we are prepared to take a leading role on that. and -- >> i know what i'm getting into, paul. please don't. if i come in there, i know what i want. don't give me something i don't want. >> that's the great thing about our concept is you can come into moe's and have a great healthy, even vegetarian meal -- >> that's not what i want. >> or you can get a 20-ounce home wreck their will satisfy you for the rest of the day. >> all right. >> paul, come back again and bring more samples. thanks ve
clear that numerous mifns exist holding the 166 detainees who maintain much in environment that meets the national security requirements. u.s. prisons already hold 373 prisoners convicted of terrorism. that's here in the united states. the political will is a whole another question she brings up. can this ever get through the house? >> it will never get through the house. don't forget, president obama this week promised to veto the entire defense authorization bill. that means everything, soldier pay, bomber fuel, tank maintenance, he promised to veto everything unless these prisoners are allowed to be brought into the united states. that's crazy priorities. this administration and this justice department, in particular, is on a crusade to implement this radical normalization of terror behavior by putting them into the civil justice system. it's because we have a justice department full of people who used to work for al qaeda terrorists and their lawyer is eric holder at the justice department. >> we will wrap it up on that note. we appreciate you being here this morning. >> thank you
gentlemen have led admirably in a very difficult environment. this amendment does what i think we need to do next, to put before the senate in an appropriate classified setting useful information about the possibilities before us and before our allies in a very difficult, very complex region that is, as senator paul has noted, currently undergoing dramatic conflict. let me speak to a few points that persuaded me to join senator mccain and senator levin in cosponsoring this amendment. first despite the comments from my colleague from kentucky, these plans will be delivered to the senate in classified form. they will not be accessible to the general public. they will not be broadcast to our opponents or those who might seek to learn about america's plans. they will only be delivered in classified form. second, and i think most importantly, it is explicit in this amendment that nothing in this section shall be construed as a declaration of war or an authorization for the use of force. senator paul's offer brings up concerns that we are rushing headlong into overengagement in a civil war best le
because i believed that we needed to continue to have an economic environment, an economic climate that has stability and encourages growth and encourages jobs. i'm sure we can all agree that there is more work that needs to be done. but i'm hopeful in the days, the weeks, the months and the year ahead that we can finally come together, not as democrats and not as republicans, but as americans who are concerned about the future and concerned about that next generation. in doing so, i know that we'll tackle the challenges that our country faces. you know, i'm always proud to tell the people i meet that i represent north dakota. down here in washington, we are the envy of the nation. we have the lowest unemployment in the country, a budget surplus. we're seeing unprecedented economic growth and one of the brightest futures ahead. and to the great people of the state of north dakota, i want to express my deepest gratitude for giving me the opportunity to be north dakota's voice, the voice here in the u.s. house of representatives for the last two years. i'd also like to thank my staff
developed when they are submitted with the purpose of keeping our commitments to our environments and keep our commitments to them, once they return home if they suffer from the wounds of war, both seen and unseen. so, madam president, i ask -- would ask the support of my colleagues for this important amendment and i would ask for the yeas and nays. madam president, i would call up -- ask unanimous consent to set aside all pending amendments and call up cornyn amendment 3158. the presiding officer: without objection. the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from texas, mr. cornyn, proposes an amendment numbered 3158. mr. cornyn: and i would ask unanimous consent to dispense with further reading of the amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cornyn: and now, madam president, i would ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the yeas and nays are ordered. mr. cornyn: thank you, madam president. i yield the floor. a senator: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. q
isn't necessarily prologue. we have many differences in the political environment and when i first came to congress they are polarized than they've been in many decades and there are some macrotrends that make this emphasized that it would be divided even deeper. first of all, the difference is the parties today are what we say in political ideologically sort. so the national journal the last to congress liberal republican is more conservative than those democrats but they've been in partisan terms. by the way olympia snowe, the gap it's even wider. in the house we have the most conservative democrats in the house according to the national bureau of voting figures come and some of the more liberal republicans are leaving the house and then it divided its even keepers of the parties are ideological but complementing that obviously reinforcing that division are three of the major factors that didn't exist back in the 1980's. first of all the way the congressional districts are drawn with the voting rights act with the computer models today most of the districts in the house are pre-d
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